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Bank Robers Aren't Created Overnight

Bank robbers aren’t created overnight. You don’t wake up one morning and go, “I’m gonna rob a bank!” It starts small and builds up. Let me explain the process of creating a bank robber. It starts off with discontent. Perhaps you look around at your current circumstances and feel less than satisfied. You’re not happy with your job. You’re not happy with your car. You’re not happy with you home. You’re not thankful for what you have. You’re only concerned with what you don’t have.

That leads us to entertaining a little bit of coveting, meaning you look at others and go “I want that, I need that, I have to have that.” Maybe your best friend has your dream job. If only that was you, then everything would be “perfect.” Or maybe it’s your co-worker who is a total jerk and lazy, but is driving around a $40K car while you’re stuck pulling into work in your old beater whose A/C consist of rolling down the window. So you want what they have. Again, focusing only on what they have rather than be…

Why Reading Is Important

Why do we learn how to read? Honestly I have never thought to ask that question. I have always loved reading. It has always been a major part of my life. I think that’s the reason I’ve never thought to ask that, because it’s is so essential to life.
Why do we learn how to read? Where do I begin? Lets just say it, reading is fundamental to function in today’s society. Reading develops the mind. Reading develops the imagination. Reading is the key to education. It is difficult to grow intellectually, psychologically, and spiritual without reading. It is the gateway skill that opens doors in life. It is the key to success in life. 
It shouldn’t surprise us then that God has chosen the written word to communicate to us. By reading the Bible we can receive instructions to life. By reading the Bible we learn how to obey. By reading the Bible we get encouragement. By reading the Bible we can hear our Lord and Savior speak to us.
In ancient Israel, kings were instructed to copy down his own scro…

Dealing With Difficult People Requires Action

Over the last few weeks we have been learning about how to deal with "Difficult People." A friend of mine sent me this list. It goes perfectly with what we are talking about. As a matter of fact, it captures the ultimate theme of "How" to deal… action. Dealing with difficult people always requires action on our part. Many times it's confrontation. Sometimes it's just acknowledgment. But no matter what, as Christians, we have to do something. Below is a list that tells us that no matter what, continue to live a life honoring God. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.The good you do today, people w…